What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection This past week at Burlington High School, we started rolling out iPads for incoming freshmen. During this process, I couldn't help but reflect on what had occurred over the course of a year. Around this time last summer, BHS had roughly one thousand iPads ready to roll out to all students. The anticipation was great, the waters uncharted. During the 2011-2012 school year, we, the IT department and the teachers charted a course that led us to many exciting discoveries as well as many learning experiences. NOTE: When I say "we" from here on out, I am referring to Dennis Villano, Director of Instructional Technology for Burlington Public Schools; Patrick Larkin, Principal of Burlington High School: Bob Cunha, IT for BPS; Jose DeSousa, IT for BPS; John Allegreto, IT for BPS; and Tim Calvin and myself, Instructional Technologists at BHS. The Launch When you unfold such a large-scale initiative as giving every student an iPad, you tend to overthink everything. Learning As We Go Embrace Patience
Apps in Education 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace. There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom. Read on to learn about TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com’s updated list of the hottest iPad apps for teachers and iPad apps for education, destined to forever alter your curriculum landscape, organized here by subject. Scroll down for an index of many of TeachHUB's helpful iPads in the classroom app reviews and more of the best usage of iPads in the classroom. Trello
iPad for every child at Clevedon - if the parents pay for them Clevedon Community School are hoping to get iPads for each child Comments (0) STUDENTS at Clevedon Community School could soon each have their own iPad in the classroom – as long as their parents are willing to pay for them. Leaders at the school are holding meetings next week to talk to parents about the possibility of all 1,233 students having their own iPads to help them with their studies. The school has been trying out Apple iPads since May, with 25 students and teachers being issued with the tablet computers. The trial has proved positive and now school bosses are looking at two different schemes to provide the hand held computers for students. iPads retail at between £300 and £400 – and parents will be asked to pay for the tablet computers for their children. Students who get free school meals will have an iPad purchased for them by the school. Clevedon School is the first school in North Somerset to look at such a scheme. Mr Bowkett added: "The time is right for the school.
Ipadschools - home Sortez vos tablettes, aujourd'hui cours de français... Par François Jarraud Chateaubriand va-t-il épouser Google ? Les nouvelles tablettes numériques peuvent-elles amener les élèves à la littérature ? L'essai a été tenté (et transformé) jeudi 28 avril au lycée Gustave Ferrié de Paris. Le lycée professionnel Ferrié de Paris est un des deux établissements parisiens (avec F Villon) à bénéficier du prêt d'une tablette Samsung Galaxy Tab et d'un accès à l'application de téléchargement Read and Go d'Orange dans le cadre d'un partenariat entre le CRDP de Paris, Orange et le Clemi. Attention pas de filles dans cette classe de seconde télécom et réseaux. "C'est super". Les élèves travaillent sur la presse électronique, encouragés par Philippe Chavernac, professeur documentaliste, et Fabrice Comte, professeur de lettres - histoire qui vont de table en table, appelés par les élèves. La littérature au bout du chemin ? Prof vs tablette ? Voir aussi : L'éducation nationale secouée par les tablettes
8 Great Free Web Resources Focused on Using the iPad in Education The popularity of the iPad in our schools continues to grow, and with it, the proliferation of related web articles, tips, how-to's, and so on. This week we searched out some excellent free Internet based web sites and resources dedicated to the use of the iPad in the instructional setting. 1. Apple's Education Resources for the iPad It should come as no surprise that the iPad's maker has done a good job of putting together pages dedicated to education related applications and uses for it's popular tablet. Here Apple has put together links to apps grouped by Academic Subject. For each subject section, they provide a few specific app examples, plus one or more links to applicable subsets of apps in the iTunes store (e.g. 2. 3. iPadCurriculum.com ( This is a unique site, in that it has a great side bar for searching for content. 5. 6. 8. Bonus!
iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and Tablet computers in education.